- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson.
In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick.
In this episode I interview my Baha’i friend Michael Penn, a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the US. We talk about how he became a Baha’i and the cool story of how he and his wife met; we discuss beauty and being our authentic self; hope and hopelessness; racism and how each one of us can overcome it; how the human being is the most sensitive signal detection system in the known universe – yep that’s right! and we talk about the book he’s working on, and how philosophy is the bridge between science and spirituality.
Subscribe to Baha’i Blog’s email list to find out when Michael Penn’s new book comes out, and here’s one of his already published books I mention in the podcast called Overcoming Violence against Women and Girls: The International Campaign to Eradicate a Worldwide Problem.
There’s also going to be an online seminar with Michael Penn coming up on 11 June, 2017 at the Wilmette Institute which you may want to attend. It’s called Mind & Development: Some Baha’i inspired Reflections on Mind and the Harvests of Human Thought. Click here to find out more and register.
Thanks for listening!
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